and she said YES!!! {Eat, drink and be married}


I received several email asking me for engagement etiquette.

The melding of friends and family at your engagement party can be tricky territory. Engamenent parties are still unfamiliar in some social circles so here is my top 5 etiquette tips for planning an engagement party to insure the event is smooth and enjoyabl:

        1. Host: It is inappropriate for the couple to host their own party unless they are using to announce their engagement.
      •  Gifts Are not required for the party and are not customary this early in the process. But if a guest brings a gift open them in private or after the party. (and don't forget to send a thank you note)
      • Invitees: No one should be invited to the engagement party that is not invited to the wedding
    • Size and style of the party depends on your budget and what you prefer. Typically, engagement parties are a cocktail event or casual
    • The party is about celebrating the positive prospects of the new couple together  and remember that take toast in stride and when well-wishers  propose a toast, remain seated and don't raise your glass or drink and it's customary that one or both of you respond to the toast with a toast to thank people for coming

    And here are my choices for invitations:

and some ideas for your engagement pictures and to tell the world you are engaged, just a little bit different that the classical (that I still love) shot from the ring in facebook...
 Photographs by Joseph Kang Photography



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